Missed Person in 1950 Census

If a person/family not where they should be in the 1950 Census? If their residence had been consistent before and after the 1950 Census, but they aren’t at that location, they may have been missed.

“Several procedures were used to improve the accuracy and completeness of the 1950 census, including: improved enumerator training, providing enumerators with detailed street maps of their assigned areas, publishing “Missed Person” forms in local newspapers, and setting a specific night to conduct a special enumeration of persons in hotels, tourist courts, and other places frequented by transients.”

“1950 Overview,” United States Census Bureau (https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/overview/1950.html : accessed 24 March 2022).

The articles in the newspapers did not list the missed persons. Instead, it asked people that were missed to send in their information using a form published in the newspaper. These forms may not be included in the published census information that will be released April 1, 2022.

Example: “Census Bureau Asks Missed Persons To Register Names,” Belleville Daily Advocate, 11 May 1950, p 3, col 1-5; digital images, Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/98355310/1950-census-missed-persons-form/ : accessed 25 March 2022).

#1950CensusCountdown #1950Census #genealogy #FamilyHistory

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.